Biography of Juan de Roelas (1558-1625)

Spanish painter, born in Seville between 1558 and 1560. The first news that we have manifested that it works in the Castilian circle among the painters of the court circuit. One of his first known works is the catafalque erected by the University of Valladolid to the death of Felipe II. In 1601 he/she already is in Seville where he/she works with Bartolomeo Carducho in the Church of the convent of San Pablo. In 1614 he/she was appointed Royal chaplain and in 1616 house painter.

His painting shows the influence of the Venetian masters in the use of color and the applied technique. This learn it directly of the painters of the circle of El Escorial, and may also have made a trip to Italy. His most famous work are the large canvases for the Church of the Jesuits in Sevilla, with scenes such as the martyrdom of San AndrĂ©s, or transit of St. Isidore, also carries out different versions of immaculate, being the altarpiece of the Church of SanlĂșcar de Barrameda, one of his last works.


GONZALEZ VALDIVIESO, e.: Juan Valdivieso. Sevilla, 1978.